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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Filmmaking 101

Anyone can make a movie. Anywhere. It's up to you how passionate you are about telling your story.

I lived in Los Angeles for years, trying to make my first film. Nothing was happening. Finally I said 'screw this town. I'm going to go back home and make my own movies, my own way'. Well, here I am. Seven years later. And my films have screened at over 300 film festivals around the world. I've got a global audience for my movies, and they're waiting every year for a new one. I don't make any money yet with my films....but I'll be honest. I am living my dream. Making movies, and sharing them with an audience around the world.

You can too. It's not that hard. True, I've got a big background. Coming from a theatre background, 25 years in the film and stage business, running a theatre company in Chicago, and being a former college professor, along with a Master's in Communications and a degree in Business has it's advantages. But you can make a movie too. Anyone can be an independent filmmaker. Anywhere.

When I went back home to the Ozarks to make my movies, I used books as my tool on how to make the films. You don't have to go to film school. You don't need a degree. Go to your local book store, and go to the film section. You'll find a wealth of help.

Make your movie.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Paying It Forward.....

There is a world out there for independent film. My films....they've screened at over 300 film festivals around the world.

I want to pay it forward.

Do you have a story to tell? To share with the world? You can do it.

Withoutabox is a filmmaking resource to share your film on the film festival circuit worldwide. There's thousands of film festivals around the world. Check out Withoutabox. They're an awesome resource, with detailed info on over 5,000 film festivals around the world. Here's their link:

Pay it forward. All of us have a story to tell. Make your movie.